Wednesday, June 19, 2013

As summer beckons, NJ lawmakers take up enviro bills

New Jersey Assembly in voting session - FOXNews photo

In two final weeks of heavy voting before adopting a state budget and heading off for 

summer vacation, New Jersey state lawmakers will consider close to three dozen
energy and environmental bills.


Here's the lineup (at the moment and always subject to change):

SENATE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS
Thursday, June 20, 2013  - 9:30 AM
Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

S-2716  Lesniak, R.J. (D-20)
Extends moratorium on the imposition of Statewide non-residential development fees until 2018; establishes the "New Jersey Residential Foreclosure Transformation Act."
Related Bill: A-4251
    
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ASSEMBLY VOTING SESSION
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 1 PM
Assembly Chambers
A-928  Riley, C.M. (D-3)
Revises penalty for destruction of, or damage to, trees, saplings, shrubs or other plants; repeals current law thereon.
   
A-936  Riley, C.M. (D-3); Moriarty, P.D. (D-4)
Requires certain notifications, and provides for guaranteed NJ Spill Compensation Fund coverage, upon sale of property where private well is treated by point of entry water treatment system.
Related Bill: S-576
      
A-1312  Greenwald, L.D. (D-6); Lampitt, P.R. (D-6)
Requires report and public hearing prior to DEP recommendation of site for inclusion on Superfund list.
      
A-1383  Chivukula, U.J. (D-17)
Expands State's energy efficiency and renewable energy requirements. 
Related Bill: S-2700
      
A-1851  Diegnan, P.J. (D-18); Bramnick, J.M. (R-21)
Pertains to certain review and approval responsibilities of land surveyors.
      
A-2753  Benson, D.R. (D-14); DeAngelo, W.P. (D-14); Jasey, M.M. (D-27)
Requires certain energy tax receipts to be paid directly to municipalities.
Related Bill: S-1923
     
A-3367  Spencer, L.G. (D-29)
Requires owner or operator of industrial establishment applying for de minimis exemption from "Industrial Site Recovery Act" to certify as to no actual knowledge of contamination exceeding remediation standards.
     
A-3449  Kean, S.T. (R-30); Wisniewski, J.S. (D-19)
Exempts sales of county property from certain requirements under certain circumstances.
Related Bill: S-2780
     Jun 20, 2013  – Posted: Assembly

A-4113  Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Singleton, T. (D-7); Benson, D.R. (D-14) ;
Appropriates $1,393,084 from 2009 Historic Preservation Fund to provide historic site management grants for certain historic preservation projects.
Related Bill: S-2788
      
AR-135  Riley, C.M. (D-3)
Urges State and businesses to facilitate and encourage recycling of plastic products.
      
AR-167  Burzichelli, J.J. (D-3)
Supports development and use of biofuels for greater national security, a stronger economy, and a better environment.
Related Bill: SR-106

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SENATE VOTING SESSION
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 12:30 PM
Senate Chambers
A-936  Riley, C.M. (D-3); Moriarty, P.D. (D-4)
Requires certain notifications, and provides for guaranteed NJ Spill Compensation Fund coverage, upon sale of property where private well is treated by point of entry water treatment system.
Related Bill: S-576
      
A-3615  Coutinho, A. (D-29); Bucco, A.M. (R-25); Munoz, N.F. (R-21)
Codifies protections set forth in certain case law and limits use of eminent domain under the "Local Redevelopment and Housing Law."
Related Bill: S-2447
     
S-576  Madden, F.H. (D-4)
Requires certain notifications, and provides for guaranteed NJ Spill Compensation Fund coverage, upon sale of property where private well is treated by point of entry water treatment system.
Related Bill: A-936
    
S-2447  Van Drew, J. (D-1); Rice, R.L. (D-28)
Codifies protections set forth in certain case law and limits use of eminent domain under the "Local Redevelopment and Housing Law."
Related Bill: A-3615
   
S-2861  Smith, B. (D-17); Bucco, A.M. (R-25)
Concerns closure of, and other activities at, certain landfills.
Related Bill: A-4238
     
SCR-138  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16); Whelan, J. (D-2)
Amends Constitution to dedicate, for 30 years, 1/5 of a cent for each dollar subject to sales tax for preservation of open space, including flood prone areas and lands that protect water supplies, farmland, and historic properties.
Related Bill: ACR-179
     
SR-106  Sweeney, S.M. (D-3)
Supports development and use of biofuels for greater national security, a stronger economy, and a better environment.
Related Bill: AR-167
   
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ASSEMBLY VOTING SESSION
Monday, June 24, 2013 - 1:00 PM
Assembly Chambers
 
A-932  Riley, C.M. (D-3); Chivukula, U.J. (D-17)
Concerns permits, letters of exemption, and enforcement with regard to agricultural activities under "Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act".
Related Bill: S-2837
    
A-2837  McKeon, J.F. (D-27)
Establishes forest stewardship program for State-owned lands.
Related Bill: S-1085
      
A-3334  Chivukula, U.J. (D-17); Benson, D.R. (D-14); Wimberly, B.E. (D-35)
Requires BPU to conduct study on how electric chiller equipment and natural gas cooling equipment would increase energy efficiency in commercial buildings.
      
A-3475  Barnes III, P.J. (D-18); DeAngelo, W.P. (D-14); Eustace, T.J. (D-38) 
"Disaster Information Access Act"; requires utility service providers to report severe weather and emergency related service interruptions; directs utility service providers and State Office of Emergency Management to present reported information online
      
A-4082  Chivukula, U.J. (D-17); Caride, M. (D-36); Eustace, T.J. (D-38)
"Government Energy Reliability and Savings Public-Private Partnership Act."
     
A-4149  Burzichelli, J.J. (D-3); Dancer, R.S. (R-12); Amodeo, J.F. (R-2)
Authorizes New Jersey Racing Commission to grant special permit for horse racing on beach.
    
A-4183  Eustace, T.J. (D-38); Albano, N.T. (D-1); Singleton, T. (D-7); Diegnan, P.J. (D-18)
Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2014.
Related Bill: S-2817
      
A-4184  Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Wagner, C. (D-38); Conaway, H. (D-7); Barnes III, P.J. (D-18)
Authorizes NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2014.
Related Bill: S-2816
     
A-4185  Ramos Jr., R.J. (D-33); McKeon, J.F. (D-27); Burzichelli, J.J. (D-3) 
Makes certain changes to NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust Financing Program.
Related Bill: S-2815
      
A-4232  Fuentes, A. (D-5)
Permits county utilities authorities to fund certain local infrastructure.
Related Bill: S-2844
      
A-4238  Carroll, M.P. (R-25)
Concerns closure of, and other activities at, certain landfills.
Related Bill: S-2861
      
ACR-195  Spencer, L.G. (D-29); Jasey, M.M. (D-27); Riley, C.M. (D-3) 
Approves FY 2014 Financial Plan of NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust.
Related Bill: SCR-152
     Jun 24, 2013  – Posted: Assembly

 S-1085  Smith, B. (D-17); Norcross, D. (D-5)
Establishes forest harvest program on State-owned land.
Related Bill: A-2837

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